The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes in competitive and regulated markets for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders.

Investigator or Assistant Investigator, Competition and Consumer

  • New Zealand's competition and regulatory agency
  • Consumer law
  • Permanent full-time role based in Wellington

Here at the Commission we’re working towards making New Zealanders better off and have an opportunity for either an Investigator or Assistant Investigator who has the capability and drive to join our Wellington based team to work on consumer law related investigations.

We are looking for an intelligent, confident individual with excellent communication skills and sound judgement who also has a tertiary qualification in an analytical discipline such as law.

You will be part of a professional, multidisciplinary team in a collaborative and supportive work environment where people are passionate about the work that they do.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • supporting multidisciplinary project teams and learning from technical experts within the Commission
  • gathering information from third parties, researching and analysing complex information
  • presenting information either in writing or verbally
  • working with internal and external stakeholders
  • juggling multiple pieces of work.

The Commerce Commission is committed to on-going professional development, coaching and mentoring in a modern and supportive environment.

Read more in the position description below or contact Samantha Fallon on 04 924 3621.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV, academic transcript and a covering letter to

Applications close 5pm, Monday 29 January 2018.

Principal Investigators

  • Lead a team of professionals
  • Economic and/or legal expertise
  • Analytical and project management skills

We have an excellent opportunity for two talented Principal Investigators who have strong analytical and project management skills and significant leadership qualities.

The Principal Investigators will be responsible for a portfolio of competition projects and a team of competition investigators. They will have the tools and training to ensure they and their team of investigators deliver high quality outputs for the Commission and are focussed on process improvement.

If you thrive on making a difference, have the credibility to engage effectively using your economic and/or legal knowledge, and can communicate well, you will enjoy the challenges of these roles.

This will be a brilliant opportunity for you to share your knowledge and enthusiasm through leading, coaching and mentoring a team of intelligent motivated individuals.

Ideally you will have:

  • sound management experience
  • significant knowledge of the Commerce Act
  • experience managing projects or a programme of work
  • proven leadership qualities
  • excellent presentation and communications skills
  • a legal or economics qualification.

You will be part of a professional, multidisciplinary team in a collaborative and supportive work environment. The Commission offers a competitive remuneration package and on-going professional development opportunities.

Read more in the position description below, alternatively contact Janet Rees, Senior HR Adviser on 04 924 3719 for further information.

To apply for one of these roles, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

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